Growing up, I had to
deal with tough love and mistreatments.
Nothing was ever handed down to me.
Something I’ve learned to appreciate.

My life wasn’t easy but it was well worth it.
I wouldn’t trade my past for anything.
For me, it has been my breakthrough.
It has kept me grounded.

Thank you aunt Freda for giving me the opportunity to thrive. I really admire your drive. I’m forever grateful to you. Hugs and kisses.

I can say that now
with a smile on my face.
Before, I had to deal with
a lot of anger and unforgiveness.